21st affliction commemoration of Kargil legends watched today
21st affliction commemoration of Kargil legends watched today 
Pakistan watched the 21st affliction commemoration of its national legends Captain Karnal Sher Khan shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider) and Havaldar Lalak Jan shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider) on Tuesday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

In the local towns of the legends, Swabi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Ghizer (Gilgit-Baltistan), wreath-laying services were held to give proper respect to the penances of Kargil saints for their homeland.

"In the interest of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Force Commander Northern Areas (FCNA) Major General Ehsan Mehmood Khan, laid botanical wreath at Havaldar Lalak Jan shaheed's grave while Commandant Punjab Regimental Center laid flower wreath at the grave of Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed," ISPR said.

The function was gone to by individuals from different stroll of lives, common and military authorities and family members of the saints.

Kargil legends 'composed history with their blood': COAS

COAS Bajwa in his tribute to the Kargil War legends Captain Karnal Sher Khan and Havaldar Lalak Jan said that the saints composed history with their blood despite seemingly insurmountable opposition.

"There is nothing more decent than laying one's life for the protection of the country. The country is glad for its brave children for valor and steady loyalty to safeguard the nation, paying little heed to the expense," ISPR cited COAS Bajwa as saying.
President Alvi pays tribute

In the interim, President Arif Alvi paid gleaming tributes to Capt Sher Khan shaheed, Havaldar Lalak Jan shaheed, and different saints.

"I pay tribute to every one of the individuals who lost their lives while safeguarding the homeland," he stated, including that today we "recall our saints".
The individuals who yielded their lives for the nation are brilliant illustrations of fearlessness and boldness, the president said.

"The entire country pays tribute to these children of the land [...] May the Almighty raise their positions," he included.

In addition, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar likewise gave proper respect to the saints.
"Capt Sher Khan and Havaldar Lalak Jan had a place with Gilgit-Baltistan. This country is honored as its occupants are happy to forfeit their lives for it."